Arsenal Boost As David Villa Tells Barcelona He Wants Move

By on January 21, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, could Arsenal still sign David Villa this month?

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Some intriguing developments on the future of David Villa today Gooners with the news that the striker has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club before the end of the January transfer window, according to reports this afternoon.

The Daily Mail are one of several media outlets who’re reporting that Villa has grown tired of his bit-part role at the Nou Camp and told boss Tito Vilanoa he wants a move this month.

The report claims Arsene Wenger made enquiries to try and bring the 31-year-old to the Emirates earlier in the month but was told by president Sandro Rosell as well as Vilanova that the hitman wasn’t available. Vilanova is quoted as saying early last week:

‘David is not going to leave. We are very happy with him. We’ve always said that he’s coming off a long injury, and he’s getting more minutes all the time. But he’s suffering more physical problems again.

‘We know how important he is, like last year when we missed him a lot in the second half of the season. I’m convinced he will help us a lot over the remainder of the season.’ Vilanova is quoted as saying by the Mail

However, we’ve received a boost in our attempts to try and land the prolific striker with the Mail claiming that Villa has made his feelings clear and told his boss he wants out before the window slams shut in 10 days time.

I think our need for striking reinforcements couldn’t be clearer. Our options from the bench have been embarrassing in recent weeks and this was highlighted once again on Sunday when Wenger had no option but to bring on Andrey Arshavin during a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea.

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Having a player of Villa’s quality at our disposal would be a huge boost as we try to close the gap on fourth-placed Tottenham, but will Barca agree to let him leave or will they force him to stay until the summer?

While he’s no longer considered a first team regular at the Nou Camp, they still rely on him during cup matches or as an option from the bench, so it may take a bit of persuading to convince the Spaniards to part company with him, despite the players reported demands to leave.

But if they do allow him to go, even on loan, I hope Arsene is straight on the phone calling in a few favours.

Would you like to see David Villa come to Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section below.

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23 Comments

  1. Ayodeji

    January 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    i love Walcott, i love Giroud, buh i wanna see Villa @ arsenal real badt

  2. scarletts

    January 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Arsene is the perfect man for the gunners but it appears that he is fast becoming too soft with ref decision to my opinion,he should step up his simplicity. David villa should be persuaded to come to arsenal. UP THE GUNNERS

  3. naa-mensah

    January 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    ilove arsenal,and i will be happy to villa in Gooner shirt b4 the window is closed

  4. peter

    January 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Will nid villa to strengthn our team. Up GUNNERS

  5. sylvester

    January 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Arsene needs to kip an eye at Villa now! ceing him at arsenal is lik havn a cup soonest!

  6. Alabi Oluwaseyi

    January 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Whao…villa is just the carnibal of d player needed because of his foolhardiness,lionheartedness,drivelness and in a nut shell,’cos of his goal-sense…and we could imagine the development he could bring to arsenal in the front-line…let’s hope Arsené wenger signs him…UP GUNNERS…UP GUNNERS…

  7. David Adams

    January 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I wish the deal comes true

    • adekoya

      January 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Well 2 me,the crops of player now in Arsenal lack characters,only welsher is the devoted player in Arsenal.arsenal needs a some one like david villa and defender 2 make up if we really want 2 be among the first four,look at the last game we played with chelsea,Giroud had a chance 2 convert a pass but he missed it at first half.we need david villa pls wenger! I don’t want 2 be a loser.gunners till I die

  8. Fad

    January 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    This deal must be a priority. Wenger should bid 15m asap to tempt barca and villa. All we need is villa and mvila.

  9. moh.d Abubakar saddiq.gunner since royal Arsenal.

    January 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I will be the first gunner to be happy durring jenuary transfer if Devid Villa sing for us.

    • Brass B.

      January 21, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      @mod. Abubarka. Is Davide villa a musician or a footballer? Why will he sing for us instead of to sign for us a footballer? Pls, dn’t get me upset!

  10. Abubakar Saleh

    January 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    yes we love him modan d way wenger is lovvving him 2paly in d Emirate stadioms

  11. Moh.d Abubakar saddiq

    January 21, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I will be the first gunner to be happy if Devid Villa sing for us before the window close.

  12. Ade

    January 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    I wish the deal comes true. We need David villa

  13. Gordon nduri

    January 21, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I rilly nid to c Vila in Arsenal sat he is 4r me thsan Vanpasie.Villa plx come

  14. Brass B.

    January 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    @moh. Abubarka. Is Davide villa a musician or a footballer? Why will he sing for us instead of to sign for us a footballer? Pls, dn’t get me upset!

  15. Gzolar

    January 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    David Villa wil b d best signin 4 d Gunaz. Hopefuly, d manager tak d stuf so serious. No exception we nid Villa………..

  16. allan

    January 22, 2013 at 12:16 am

    lol you arsenal fans thnk wenger can bring in villa? lol may wen he turns 40, wenger must be escorted out of london perid!!!

  17. shaggy

    January 22, 2013 at 12:37 am

    To me Villa is a great player and if he was younger than 31 i’d say yes but the fact is £26 million for a player of 31 is not good business and shows total panic buying !! We have and never should entertain deals like this !! We are no better than Bates was at Chelsea offer big money buys for old players to get fat on !! with no sell on price at all…For me Lopez is need more than Villa at 26 yrs old has sell value and still is getting better !! He needs to leave his club and start his career again and what better place than Arsenal.. But what do i know !!

  18. shaggy

    January 22, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Personally i do not thinkit is in strikeers we need to look at but Holding midfielders seems our Achilles heel at the moment and commanding presence that can smash play up and than get the ball moving again !! I like Yann Villa regardless to his attitude he is a good player !! He has been punished for his attitude for France !! which means he has learned a massive lesson already!! He is an extremely good player the best Holding Mid i have possibly ever seen bar Makelele !! It really is a real no brainer !! Yann has the potential to be the best holding mid ever seen and for reported £12 million a snip !! he wants the big stage he loves it… He is French and that would be good for him and the club.. I do not see what Wenger see’s Wenger see’s him as a possible distraction our own personal Barotelli in Yann !! I think this is not the case i think he speaks from the heart and sometimes he is to aggressive with his points something all young men need to learn well almost all !!their is a big difference between being an idiot and an Arrogant Idiot !! alot of difference.. you cannot change a Arrogant Idiot as if you get rid of the Idiot you still have the arrogance.. With Yann he has just been an idiot you can get rid of that !!

  19. boss

    January 22, 2013 at 5:35 am

    god punish wenger

  20. suka

    January 22, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Shaggy shut up and stop writing rubbsih.people like Ʊ are the reason why we have not gotten any trophy for years

  21. Dedie

    January 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Splash the cash Arsene!! He’s worth more than whatever the asking price is.. With Carzola, Podolski, Arteta, Giroud, Jack plus Villa in the squad.. Can’t imagine the terror we can cause in the league… A Diame addition will give us the solid midfield we’ve been lacking!

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